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UFADY TO PLAY BALL
MAKF-UP OF AMERICAN
jfreiminary Training Over and Play
ers Picked for Their Positions —
Xmi- for Test.
The cays are getting longer, the. price of roa!
ttf b*en reduced and th.c Yankees are on their
VST Home, or will be tOrday. AH things conspire to
Bake man glad.
The preliminary training Is over, and Etalllngs
trill tooa bring the men he has trained in Georgia
tp the hffltop. *<■• Fee ' he can be. more success
ful than Clark Griffith was in the effort to bring
_„. AmVri'-an League pennant to New York.
■tall comes from Newark, with a fine repu
titlMi a.= a capable manager, won in Detroit, Phila
jrtphll snd BufTal ° fore n '- went t» Xtw Jersey
ge fcas taken s club that finished a bad last in the.
Ttz* ia-'t -.pa:, after a splendid ear'y start, but the
gjtsation is not fo discouraging as the record of
l^t yoar >«ld seem to indicate. The Yankees
•»-»re handicapped by dissensions in the club and
fcv a chsnjre of managers in mid-season, and they
had lost Chase before those last heartrending days
of the rooter's sorrow.
EullinP s has a team of fast youngsters, mingled
•«tth a few veterans whose work heretofore Is
ei-ouch to recommend them. The old men are
Chasf. at flm base, the best man in the l--apiie
and a Baperb hitter as well as a phenomenal fielder;
Elberfeld. who ■■ moved from shortstop to third
las*; Hemphil!, one of the tea leading batsmen
of th? league last y«ar: Beeier, outfielder; Kiel
cow. tttllwl the bat. ar.d Manning, I^ke. Ches
hro. Glade and Doyi« for a nucleus for the pitch-
Ijjp EtaJl The t>e?t of the new men seem to be
Gardner, who will probably play second base; Aus
tla and fVard, who. with Jack Knight, are the
3*i4inr candidates for shortstop, and Cree. and
DfaimiU. outfielders. The new pttchera, •o4w o|
•s^orn did a little work with the Yankees last
yesr. ai* War | Quinr.. Brockett. TXmb Hughes
aci Schmidt. Bweeney and Blair are catchers who
p]syed a UttJe last rear.
Those vtto are tw ■;ri'»<3 to b* pessimistic say
Jiic team's chief wtmkaam will lie in its pitching
»taS. Leie and Mennine are (rood men. but a little
lacking in big tagae experience. --sbro is un
certain and Glade, after a commendable season
vith Et. I>r-Ji6 in VKB, was 111 most of last watWl
If tfce pitchers can do their share, the Yankees
wit' take a iot of beatiat although it would be
t*kl=g too much to exp?ct StalUngs to capture &
penr. - In his first year.
Hugh Jennings thinks he has a stronger team
tfcan th e one that gave L»"trt>it its second cham
pionship last ear. He baa strengthened a weak
•pot at third tiaaa by buying Moriarity frrn. New
Terk. Moriarity is a better man now than Bill
CosghMn. pood as the veteran used to be, and his
fcittinp win help the Tl^-"-? a good deal. Jennings
expects Bush to be an improvement over O'Leary,
irj.o (getting old. at shortrtop. His pitching staff
remains intact, and some sphere seers predict that
JsJlure to strengthen it -will cost the Tigers the
pennant. The men on whom Jennicgs will rely are
Donovan, who is good enough for any team; Mul-
Ua. Killian. Willetts. Suggs an Bnmmeri It is a
good MaC, but 'hardly bl the same clasp with that
cl Cieve!and. In the outfleld Detroit still wins en
vious looks from other naaacers, for Cobb. Oraw
ford and Mclntyre are an ideal trio.
RosJinan at first base an<3 Schafer at uere*&
>ith Srhmidt e6 the principal catcher, complete
a itraatj team.
Napoleon Lajoie and his Cleveland team gave
Jennings and the Tigers the fight of their lives
last year, and Lojoie has a better team than ever
OOTT. rbe lllMtllfl pitching staff has always
r^- Ftrong, and with CJT Young, the grand *>ld
xaaa. acquired from Boston, added to the team, no
nine in :h^ league will be ager m the box. Joaa, .
Rhoades, Young. Liebhardt. Falkenberg and Berger
ar* a remarkable sextet of twirlers. and Cleveland
should have the right end of a mmtjer of shut
Ttere is or.c spot on the t*am that may be weak.
Turner, the fast little oortatop. has had trouble ■■
irtm his arm. and it is said that Cleveland offered
the Yank^F JIO.OOO for Elberf<»l<l. to be. on the. Bate
side. Bradley at third base, Stovall»»£ the oppo-
Fite comer. Lajoi« himself ai second base, and
P-rring as a utility infield*>r. with Flick. Hinch
man nnd Birmlngnam in the tneM »nd B«>mis,
X Clarke, Easterly and Land behind ih» bat.
eor-pletp the roster of ■-.--= Bemis. who i? just
Tfcov*risg from an attack of pneumonia, will be of
little use at first Jim MeOnire. who left th-
Tankeea Xo tr>- his hand, as a manager m Boston,
Is helping Lajoie.
lie Chicago fam, which lost the championship
to Detroit in a singl* game last season, is un«t
tled. It seems rtata that Jon^ will not manage
th* nin* again. an<i as yet Comlrfi"y has clinwn no
successor to the manager who won a world's cham
... in ISO 6. The Wbtte Sox will have prac
tically a veteran nine, although there will be
changes in th« outfield. The pttdieirf'- "e*a« will
t» t. powerful on* again, with Walsh, White. Owen.
Altrwk and Manuel. Fiene is a youngster of whom
smich is 6xp*H-t*V). Bentod OM bat will be Billy
Pullivan. the veteran, and Payne, booajht from De
troit. The infi'ld contains Donohue at Brat base.
Isbell at second. T>avi« and Parent at ahortatop
arid TannehlU at third base. Jerry Downs, of De
troit, and Altlzer. bC Cleveland, have b^en add^-d to
In the Outfield there is much uncertainty. .'ones
is out. and Dougherty, known of old to New Tork
ers, is :ik«ly to be absent also. Eddie Harm is
back, bwever, end so hi John Anderson. Both
•m aace wtta the Hlghlaatem Cravath Is th«
btrt of a good lot of new men-
Jarres McAleer. the cenny Scot who turned out
8. team for St. Louis laFt year that was in the
Igftt until ma very er.d finishing fourth, promises
•t a«arc the pennant this year to the team that
beat? the Brownf. -McAle^r baa a record of profit
abi« trad»» that has recently eclipsed even that
tt Corr.i? Mack, and his acquisition of the. eccen
tric Rube Wadde!l after th» Phlladelphlan frave that
r mazing pitcher up as a bad Job was a pood UM>*e
*-•- Et. Louis. Lou Criger has been added to the
list of St. I>v,iie catcher*. Boston thus parting
"Kith Nth member* of the famous Young-Criger
Haaleer has a good lot of pitchers. Waddell.
■MRO, Powell, Dlneen. Bailey. Graham, Crtaa
ttti. Pejty ■M a formidable group. Hla Infield.
■■n Jones at first base, Williams. th« former
Hi?h^ri(i'-. at second; "Wallace at short and
Hartzell at third. Is a proved and strong one. and
•tth Etcne. Hcffman. also en ex-Yankee, and
Jwies. ha is well supplied with outfielders. Many
elee* mntami of the game think that St. Louis
*Hl h» one of th«> contenders in the world's cham
£i«»h!p serle* this year.
:: * lor -- desjrite. ear.:- reverses and a m!3-seascn
*^- ; Of managers. i«4 the second dl\-ißion and the
El!! '' ! eraba laaf rear. Fred Lake h&e a hard
"■k this year. Trtth the developing of many new
c « to undertake. Young and Criger will b»
*«*2y ■ueaed. and Boston fans are. far from pleased
«^ their departure.. The most promising of the
•Ptcher* ar« Arrelan** and Clcott*. who did rood
"*^rk last y«ar. Burchell, Morgan and Thielman
*-♦ experienced men, and there ar* several prom
*** youn««ters. Spencer came from Bt. Louis In
«• Crinr deal, and he and Carrt^nn «n <*° moßt
» tbe catching. The Boston infleld will be the
•*• that ended the aeason laet yejir, with Etahl. a
I^IT tOr * timt ' at flrat baac; McConnell at
ry J***- w aer at shortstop and Lord at
Sr w ba*e. Ir the outfield Tboney. G^sler aod
g«^r hay* been retained, with Hooper, a young
»-«-lomiaa. as a contender lor a place.
Th« Aftlnlca *-m taay ta a new ((40,0 0S pg^
g» year, bet U»*y wiu not^ia a pennarr nnleaa
JJJI Mack |. more of a wizard than ia r*c«nt
S^r^TfrTf^T t?e le " •» «» te«m. but the
»^r* «*« U fairly ,tr<mg. with Bender. Vicker..
amTf^Tv y<JO " P PJay-r*. Powers- and Thomas.
«»v V, 1H " 1 on the rear*.
lS : i^.l - T ta a new ««««««•.■ Lord hay
- rr. .ro rii-elajsd. It tt hara to „.„ .
■v ta !ZO?} tofc " y te la *• rte * th< -* *** but
•» »• srobcbl. taat ilack wiU t*v* a uaa peu^r
WINKING AND LOSING CREWS ABROAD.
C*c> TirtOe Hi*r &r otters Abroad
C. K. G. Billings Sends String, Including Lou Dillon, to
Await His Arrival — Will Use Them in Relays.
wmb the Hamburg-American Line steamer Pa
tricia sailed yesterday morning she carried a string
of trotters from the stable of C X G. Bil)irie3
wblcb Included Ixm I>i!lon <I:5S^, W J Lewia
(24630, Tempus Fugit (34^41. Fleming Boy (3:07%).
TurSey CM"4), Berta Mac (XMi and Delight (trial
I>r Charles Tanner is in chartre of the noises
and he wl!I arrange to lave them shipped to the
different cltle« trhieh Mr Billinrs intends to visit,
f-o that some of them will be in readiness for riding
and driving srttb< I tiie necessary delays which
attend tin Fhipninjj of rses in Europe
Mr. BiIHnKS will 'is-^ Ms bea'sei in relays, r>nd
will find two >>r three of them in each place when
be arrives He does not Intend to rare them, but
Is sending then abroad simply to use for his own
pioasiir* and t« drive m exhibit race, a« n»
May Add New Class in Xcxc York
to Bermuda Contest.
The conditions just issued of the 670-mile ocean
race for sail Eht« from New Tork u> Bfrmtirta.
which is to start on June B, show that a new class
■:!' t>9 lidded for t;.is year's rac«\ provided a fiunV
cient t -..'■.--.--■.-•- are received.
Th» classification will be: Class A. over P0 fe*>t
ov«»r Rll length ; Class B, between TO and 90 f^t .
Claaa <", between 60 and 70 feet, and Class D, un
der 50 fr«-t. A prize will be giv*n in <-ach claaa.
Tlie rsc<- is nj*»n to cruising sail .... any or
ganixc yacht club. Georse S Runk, of tl ■ N^w
York Yacht Cluh, owner ol tlr> J-4-foot schooner
Margaret, haa offer* a cup for Jhp smallest class,
and Robert T. Doremua, of the Atlantic Yacht Club,
who mrns the schoonpr Lasca. has offered a cup
for Class B.
Tne conditions follor.- :
Yacht* tn enter must be bona fide cr;i!»injr crn'r
of substantial construction and rig. having full
decks and watertight cockpit. Ya.-hts haviiiK
fins or bulb keels or halanr^d rud-lTf are barred.
The measurfment for computing time ranee li
Lhe length of the boat overall. Fiddle hei.os ai.d
ornamental pieces or boards attached to the stem
a-,, not to be Included In tlii? meafirTnont. Boat*
will rate for allowance from tho closest fuu.lOot.
There will be n« roxtriciions as to the mmbor <->r
character of the crew, but (ha person In chance i.f
tbe navigation of the yacht must be an atnaiem.
Lowei sails are to he ttmw usually carried by the
vaoht when crulsinj;. and ther*- will be no restric
tlons on light sails. Tachts mual carry such small
boat* or tondors as they '-am when rruliiiiir
Btorec ana water sufflclerit for thirty -lays must L*
on board, end tho water is to be In Bxed tanks or
hre?ke~s There rmirt be anchor?, rhain?. or
hawser* side ilgtrta, iwo compaaaea a 6"itam a
< hronometer and life beits or jaoket? roi earn mem-
L< \\>' J *arht' may be shifted fore nnd aft for the pur
pose of trimming, but M weipht. either in the
form of ballast or store*, must be Jettisoned, except
™m«i B of safety. The time allowance w ill be
forty-fly* mir.utes to th« foot for the full eottrM.
a dfatance of 670 nautical nilleF, and there will be
no allowance for rig. Entries, which must be «•:
ceived by the committee not later than noon of
May" ■"■ mnsi b* In duplicate, and arn>rr.nanie<] oy
a full description of the > 3f hr ...,. , „„, .
Protests concerning the Qon-etlgtbllity of a yacht
must be made In writing not less than forty-eiKht
hours before the time fixed for starting. The r,.m
ralttee which »ervei the rlfht tc reject, an entry
If the boat i? un«uited for o. ear. racing, or is de
fective in hull, rig or stores will, upon wrlttenrij
quest. inspect any tV>at and certify to her eligi
billtv. Further information will be furnished by
Thonia? Fleming Day. representing the It-ya! Ber
muda Yacht Club, at No 9 Murray street, or H. k
Boucher. Atlantic Yacht Club. Sea Gate, or No. 20
Fulton etreet, city.
HORSE SHOW DIRECTORS.
National Association Increases Xum
ber to — New Entries.
At the meeting of t&a directors of the National
Horse Show Association held in Friday the num
ber of directors was Increased from thirteen to
twenty-one, and Colin Campbell,. a prominent mem
ber of the Montreal Hunt Club aad Horse Show
Association, and A. G. Leonard, a director and
general manager of tha International Horse Show
of Chicago, were elected members of th»» board.
T".-.e directors aieo elected th« following executive
committee: Robert A. Falrbairn. chairman; J. W.
Harriman. vice-chairman , \V. H. Moore, R. C.
Vanderbllt. M. L- Akars, Henry Fairfax, with
Alfred G. Vanderbllt, the* president, ex offlcio.
A communication was received from Jotn A.
Spoor, pre«!lent of tlie International Horse Show
of Chicago, saj-ln«r that Messrs. Armour. Swift and
Morris would exhibit their six-horse teams at the
national 6how to be held the -week beginning
November S. Thos6 teams created great excitement
at the Chicago horse show, drawing crowds of over
fifteen thousand persons.
The following: have, already expressed their kindly
Interest in the coming horse show by offering hand
some prizes: Jay F. Carlisle, Rufus L. Patterson,
Charles A- Baudoulne, Richard M. Woods, A- B.
Maclay, Colonel La.wTer.ee Jones, W. R. H. Martin,
G«orge Waloon. Walter J. I>ee, the Waldorf-
Astoria; the Cafe Martin. Van Tassell & Kearney,
the Tichenor-Grand Company, the Jockey Club and
John T. Spratley-
balanced and with more flghtln* apirlt than l&«t
Thanks to the sad career nf the Yankees, Wash
ington sijpned out of last place in the league race
last y*ar. acd the fana of the capital expect Can
tillon to do eves better this year. The Senator*
have tome jood material left, particularly In the
box. A pitching staff that contains Walter John
son. Hughe*. Bmlth. Keeler and Bora* Is not to be
despised. Street. 'Vamer and Blankenshlp will be
behind the bat. and Conroy waa bought from New
Tork to play third base. The other Jnflelders will
IN T'nglaub. a former Tankee; Freeman, Shipke,
Mcßrid* and Ewlehanty. In the outfield Ganley,
Oyaer acd Milan ■vrtil hold their own weii. ,
NEW-YORK DAILY TRTBUXE, srXDAY. APRTL 4, 1909.
does In this counti;. Mr Billings has never SB •
tered his horses In professional harness races
He will ride all of them excepting Lou Dillon.
As yet be has not put her un^er sriddle.
The trotters will he, quartered on the Patricia In
stalls which include every modern improvement, as
well as all possible safeguards against accident.
Each horse will occupy a stall 10 by 10 feet, fully
padded, and strict attentum will b< paid to prcper
ventllatien. thas Irssnnlngr th* chnnce of subjecting
tne valuable aiJhi i to i-old or other sickness
The shipping of i rreup r.f the beat American
trotters for an extended trip abroad has proved
rt ualrersal luteiesi to horsemen. Murray Howe
the well known turf writer and trs k manag< • will
accompany Dr. Tanner. Mr. Bfl!!"gs will sal! on
Jur.e 1 on h!s yacht.
.U'LEODS LEADS FIELD
National Open Champion's Fast
Card — Fqzcnes Best of Amateurs.
Pinehurst, N*. < '.. April s.— Fred McLeod. of tho
Midlothian Golf Club. Chicago] the nr.tlonal op^n
champion, led the f.<?M in to-.iay's thirty six lv>|e
United North «nd South open golf rhamj.ionslilp
With a fast card of MB. Gilbert Nlcholls. of the
Wilmington Country Club, »a« BeCOnd, in 153. r.n<!
Alexander Rn.«<i, the. ex-open champion, ■ • c of th«
local professionals, third, in IZ~>.
William C Fownesi jr.. of the Oaktnont Oolf
club, led this amateur*. »i* ! r^: William T. W»ft,
of t!i<> Philadelphia Country Club, was second. In
lfi<t. and Walter Fairbanks, ihe Colorado -ham
pion, was tliird. In 161 The final event In sl.e
Country Club's schedule i.« the first annual mid-
Apri! competition, booked for April 15, 1« nd 11 "■
The scores of .... « of the first eight In to
day's play follow:
F!r«» Be and
round, round. Total.
Fr-fl McLeod. Midlothian I: II ;?!>
Gilbert SlchoUn. WllmUucton Country. 78 77 IB
ai«-x Rom. Plnebur* Country £T . «•>»
Donald J. Row. Plnenurjt Country.; .. « «»
j m Pttmck. Pln.htirM .wuntry... £3 *' *
\v <-. Fownes. Jr., <>»kment «* g j ;j
w ■ T. vv«u Pniiaflelpnla Country... "' M * m
TRAVERS SAILS FOR ENGLAND.
To Get All Practice Possible Before Entering
for British Amateur Golf Championship.
a«u> from members of his family and his par
ticular colfinc frlenil. Fred Herreahoff, of the Gar
den City Oolf ciub. few persons were at the piT
to say goodt>y to Jerome D. Travers. the amateur
oif champion, who sailed on th*- Caledonia yes
terday for Glaspow. He wore ■ travelling suit and
c4 P and wsa Beamingly ready to drive off from a
■it is my intention to g*t all the practice pos
sible befor« the British amateur .■hnmplonshlp at
sfulrneld and to enter for that competition." said
Mr Travers. "There trill he so many fine players
in th« Held that. I shall have to ne very fortunate
to win. but I win try my beat. While, abroad I
hope to play over many of the famous poif <--vjr»e«."
The championship tournament will begin an May
21. and entries are cottflaed to scratch players of
GOLFERS BEST SHOOTERS.
For Hill* Team Defeats Essex
County Country Club.
As trap shooting is ov«r at the- Staten Island traps
of the. Fox Hills Golf CMb. the members of that
organization i>hot the secpnd leg of their home
and home series against the Essex County Country
Club at the- Travers Island traps of the New York
Athletic Club, yesterday. Four w*>re on each team,
and each marksman shot at 100 bluerocks. The
contest -was -non by the- golfers by the score of 328
to ta targets. The scores:
Nam.. ; ■ • . «rfw.o:». *™%
l?,£ r ' OB :...::::."- 8 * » S=S
£"" • ' *.* ..!.... 19 22 IS 21— BO
gSST..; ::::;::.: :'.:~i. 21 S j* 5-»_s
Total 3 3
p,«_-ji 33 34 22 —OS
f."', '."".'.... 24 1* 21 22—86
flfllW"" ■ .. 13 17 17 i:. -02
Sa"- .■!■"-■•••••■•• 17 1S 2r> »-ji
TnUl • .- • 31 i
CRESCENT A. C SCHEDULE.
Lacrosse Team to Play Thirteen
— Li/fit on Captain.
"W. Baea. manager of the lacrosae. team of the
Cr«»c«nt Athletic Club, jrav« out his schedule for
th« s»ason yesterday. The team ■will open Its sea
eon on Saturday with a game against Stevens Insti
tute at Bay Ridge Matches win be played each
Saturday until June 26. In all, the champion New
Moon twelve wll play thirteen games this season.
Aprfl 10. Stevens Institute, at Bay Rrldjre; April
17. Lehlgh, at Bay RldjEe, April 24. New York La
crosse Club, at Bay Ridge; May 1. New york
I>acroF.ae Club, et Bay Kaige; May S, Rochester
I-scrosee Club, at Bay Ridge; May 8, Rochester
lege. at Bay Ridge: iiaj- 22, Mount Washington
Club, at Baltimore; May 29, Toronto University, at
Bay Ridge, May 21, Toronto University, at Bay
P-lage: June 5. Mount Washington, at Bay Ridge;
June I*. Brantford Lacrosse Club, at Bay Rid&e;
June 19, open for Canadian team; June Jtfi, Toting
fforooto, al £a* Rid«e« -
OXFORD CREW WINDER
CAMBRIDGE DIES HARD.
Weight and Stamina* of Oxonian*
Prove Superior at Finish.
[Special by SVeacß Cabi* tc Tbe Tribune. ]
London. April S.-The boat race won. by the
Oxford crew was on*> of the most exciting
of the long series of contests betv/een the rival
Blues. Cambridge was considered a certain
wlnr.er until Gold put heart into the Oxford
crew by sending Uksm over the cours* ten days
ago in record time. That tfTal proved they had
both staying power an<l pace, and the fact that
there were six Eton mon in this boat against
two in the Cambridge strongly increased the
formers chances of success. Th? substitution
of Arbuthnot for Fairhairn tn the Cambridge
boat last week also tended to impair the confi
dence of the light Blue?.
Still, Stuart was stroke, and invincible as he
had alway- been he was expected to put an
electric thrill into the action of his eafW. He
tried to repeat his oldtlme tactics of getting
ahead at the start and diacooraging and tiring
out his antagonists, but Bourne would not allow
him to take this advantage. If Cambridge
started a little ahead. Oxford caught up almost
Immediately and was leading nearly all the way
to Hammersmith. From that point to Barnes
there was one. of the finest struggles for mas
tery e^^r seen on th# river.
The two boats were level nearly the whole
distance, each crew spurting strenuously in turn
without being able to pass the other and gain a
decisive advantage. There was perfect rowing
in both boats, the Cambridge style being su
perior in form, and especially in leg work, yet
Oxford having, if anything, more power.
Stuart redooaled his " efforts, but reserves of
force were In Bourne's men. Oxford shot under
Barn*. 1 Bridge well in advance, and could not
Stuart, aft^r n wonderful career on the river,
had found a match in the boyish looking Oxford
stroke, who knew what his men could do and
j-iov.- to make every pound of superior weight
tell. Gold, moreover, had coached th«» winning
crew in a masterly way. and given hope of vir
tory in advance by inspiring Oxford with confi
dence. Immense throngs of spectators were
wild with excitement all the way from Putney
to Mortlake. the crews were so evenly matched
and the result was so absolutely uncertain until
the last bridge had t>Aen shot. I. N. F.
A RACE OF SPURTS.
Stuart. Veteran Stroke of Cam
bridge, Meet His Match.
'By Th« AFS«c!at».l Preai 1
Putney. April 3. — Th" sixty-sixth Oxfor<l-Cam
brtdge elght-oared rs'-e was won on th* Thames
to-d&y br Oxford by three and one-half lengths.
after a eanteat wnJeU n r three-quarters of the
course wax one of ths. most stirring seen on the
Thames for ninny years.
The time wa« 19 minutes BO seconds, bui had
the Oxonians been p'-«s<' <i at the finish they could
l-ive r+i\':<-»A this by a g«o«l mary sseonds As
far »5 Dan lies • HriHee it was anybody's race, but
at th'» p->lnt ih* (rreater weight an.l stamina of the
Dark Bhie told, nd wit a ma^niflcont dash R C
Bourne, the Oxford stroke, sent his boat to the
front and prsspe<l tiio post the easiest of winners.
Trn* of tbouaaads Of p»npl» of all clasaes hurried
to the hanks of the Thames between Putney and
M"rt!ak" for the ra<*e, which shares with the
Derby th« andytng love •■: the British sportlnsr
public When nature Rrant«,to London thai rare,
boon— 1» pleasant flay In early April— the spectacle
akn* the Thames Is one of the most inspiring tn
the world, and It china that this morning
dawned dear and sunay. although somewhat cold.
Wind was absent however, and conditions were
alike favor«U>le for rowing and sichtsepina-.
■ 'nmhrl'l?* won the toss aad cboss tbe Surrey
6i<l« of the river, hut there was no wind, the water
•wfis smooth and then? was not mn<*h advaatags to
-.* gamed in the selection of a station. At the
crack of the pistol the Oxford roke. Bourne, was
the flrst to srrip the watei anil ills boat shot to
the front, the stroke beinpr thirty-nine to the
minute. Thlrty-eigrlH strokes ■ n nute was the
str->ke set by Stuart for the bridge men. The
Oxford boat ted slightly until Beverlej Brook was
reached. There. rtluail called for s faster stroke.
arid undas Its Impetus his shell forged to the front.
Keeping up the ipeed. It was soon a quarter of a
length to the (r<->od. Bourne, however, was not to
be outdone. The Oxonians answered spurt with
spurt and regained the lead.
CAaftjRIDGE AGAIN IN" LEAD.
Bsttevmg that his chance for victory depended
m tnklnsr and maintaining a commanding lead
early in the race. Stuart held to the fast Ftroke in
the dope of getting It. He was well backed up by
his crew, who pulled tn splendid rhythm, and
pushed further nnd further aheari, until the cox
swnin of the Cambridge b..at was again on a level
with tbe Oxford bow. Then the Oxford crew hit
up the stroke ajtain and closed np rapidly, so that
passing the half-mile pool the two boats were even.
The excitement on the banks was tremendous,
and « roar of cheering broke out ns in another
naomeat the Oxford men, gripping the water in
great style, parsed their opponents and established
■ lead of half a length at Harreds Stuart quick
snet his stroke, and th» Cambrldga slgM a^ain
gradually overhauled' their rival* The two crews
shot under Hammersmith Bridge almost on a dead
Here Bourne- lougac stroke of thirty-five to the
minute agatnst Stuarts thirty-six began to tell,
and the Oxonians drew away until a spectator's
boat got In rae way and made a sw«rv* to one side
necessary. This enabled Cambridge again to r!raw
up to even terms Off Chlswick the Oxonians were
again sHaatly in the lead, but this advantage wa»
only momentary, as Btuart, by a counter spurt,
brought the boats together again at Tnorneycroft
OXFORD'S STAMINA WINS.
By this time the excitement on the launches fol
lowing the boats and along the river banks had
risen to fever pitch and the shouts of encourage
ment were deafening. Passing Barnes the boats
were practically tied, but from this point on the
Oxford crew drew away, and by the time Barnes's
Bridge, was reache«l there was iayllgM between
them. The Cambridge men were beginning to show
signs of the Homeric Struggle, and. although they
btuck gallar.tly to their work, th« issue never
again was m do'.ibt, for the Oxonians soon led by
Nearlng the finish Btuart mad* a desperate at
temi't to rally his tired crew, but his spurt was
short-lived and made no impression on the distance
sepflrktlng Cambridge from the leader*. The fur
"ther the Oxford crew went the fetter they seemed
The official time ef the winning crew at the vari
ous points on the course wm as follows: Craven
6teps. 2 minutes S seconds. Mile Past, 4 minutes 5
seconds: Hammersmith. 7 minutes 5 seconds; Chis
wlck, 11 minutes L$ seconds; Barnes's Bridge, 18
minutes 29 stconds, and at the finish. 19 minutes
anl 60 seconds.
It Is not i-u?tnmarr la England to take the time
of the vanquished crew. The Cambridge men
slowed down as *oon as the Oxford boat passed the
Th 9 crews ere boated as follows:
Pounds. Bow-^Arbuthnot . .. 141
Bow—A. C Ola.d«tane.l«l |2— H. E Swaneton IT4
*-H R Barker m 3— L. Thom»oo 174
iZr X ' Cudraor* 173 4-H. E. K»tchln« 181 14
iZ A . S. Gajton IS9V»|IS-E. O. Williams 193},
v_n MacKinnon :W ft— J. D. Roch«r IM'i
«Zjt ' A Glllen . . . iSHIT— B Hornid«e 182*
T_A Q KlrE "■- IWH Ptroke-D. C R. Stuart 157
Suoie^n.C. Bourne. 152 .rwts'B-Compaton 1»
Coxm-n— Donkln 120 I
The record of the Oxford-Cambridge races since
Y«»r Wln»«r M.S. T««r. TVJnntr. M.B.
S»?..eta}srl/re... 21:0* MM... Oxford... . *>:38
iftftO ..CUmbrMgi.... *I*> *' JOCB. . .Cambr t0.... 19:24
iflM Oifor« . . 22:31 |jßo7...Cambr:Oj«.. . 20:26
loS::iSSbrtdg« .. 19- W 1906...Cambr1<1» e .... 19:10
l»oi.:.C«nbrl<sse... 19^Jtt!l0C». Oxford W:6O
litfM..Cambrl<ls»... *1:34 I
*&tiJrt tor course. '
SEEKS LOST LAURELS.
Slosson Challenges Morningstar for
(■ T p,. r! P. Slos*on. who on Friday night lost the
world's championship at 18.: balkline billiards to
' >ra «' Mtirningstar, yesterday challenged Morning
star to another contest for the championship.
The conditions under which Morningstar he>lds
the championship title force him to accept this
challenge. If ite fails to accept within a specified
time he forfeits the title.
GIAXTS IX HARD LUCK
It Jtnined. and thr Dn>/ Wm Cold
and Dark and Dreary."
[By T«l* sraph tn The Trlbans. J
Columbus. OM«s April 3.— The (i'ants ran into so
much bad weather to-day that they hesr^n to un
derstand why M^Gvsw took them to Texas.
T!i"T!ffli they made several attempts, It was im
possible to play the game with Columbus this
afternoon, aii'l the> New Yorkers finally Ml the
field and came back to their hotel in a driving fall
of sleet. Early in the day 't had snowed, and. net
to show any partialltv. it also rained, and then
there was occasional sunshine.
The Giants will stay here until to-merrow and
will play the Columbus club another game before
they start for Wheeling, where they play on Mon
McGraw If suffering from an injured flnrer in
which Wood pot.-»onlr>i? had set in before he knew
it. A physician lanced the finger, and to-night it
was considerably better. He is unable to practice.
but he dons his uniform and goes on the coaching
line Just the same.
VAXKEES HEAD XORTH.
Ha! Chase Has Malaria, but Other
Players Are in Fine Condition. ■
[By Telegraph to Th» TrlbTme]
Macon. Ga.. April 3.— After more than a month
spent here in training the New York American
Leagu" team will leave this city to-morrow for
their return trip North. With the exception of Hal
Chase and Panxltis all of the. players are In excel
lent 'physical condition and are ready for the
opening game. Hal Cha»- is suffering from a
Southern malarial fever an<l It may t>e weeks to
fore rf can play again.
Manaeer Stallings Is greatly worried over the Ill
ness i. f hia great first baseman and has placed
I'hase under the care of the best local physicians.
If he doe* not chow improvement by to-morrow it
is probable that Chas* will remain in Macon for
at least another week. The docte-rs advise ■
change of climate, however, and Chase may b«
taken a!onp with the, team, whether he wants to
go or not. Pauxitis. the T-niv»rslty of Pennsyl
v»ila catcher, hap an abscess on his left foot and
Jim Vaughn, a pitcher, win stay In Macon, whi»e>
Mike Donovan, a third baseman, -will go to Ser«n
ton, P*nn. It Is believed that Stalltnrs win farm
«'it Pitchers Behiiat Parkins. Warhop. Ford,
Wilson «nd Hughes: Pauxitis. Neal Ball and Ray
Demmltt. and that he will keep all of th<* other
men now with the club. The schedules of the
Colts and Regulars are as follows: Regular^r-
Augusta. Monday; Anaers^n. S. C. Tuesday;
Charlotte. N. C. Wednesday; Lrnchburg, Va..
Thursday; Richmond. Va.. Friday.
Colts— Savannah. MeaAay; Charleston, S. C.
Tue.-day; Columbia. S. C. Wednesday; Pxnville.
Va.. Thursday; Norfolk. Va.. Friday.
JORDAN CLOUTS BALL.
Knocks Two Home Runs in Game
(Br T>l»rr»Ph t» Th» Trihun- )
Chattanooga. Tenr. . April 3.— Brooklyn defeated
the local South Atlantic League t»^rr. here to
day. by the score of 10 to 3. Two home runs by
Jordan and one by Lennox were the featuree of
th» I me
Nap Rucker tv»? in gr->at form in all the Innings
he pitched except one. His wiidness in Ibe fifth
Inning gay* the lo<-nls two runs, and Gaston. the
tßotfi -fgtit fielder, betted on- over the right
field fence after Bell had replaced the southpaw
Brooklyn mad* rh;rt»«n hits for a total of twen
ty-four bases. The work of the men on bases was
very fair. whOe the fleMtriK was wellnlgh per
fect. Paatoriua played left field for Luml«y and
I—-»I — -»- one scratch hit. Th« Brooklyn team left
Immediately after Hm game for Atlanta, where
they are scheduled to play next we»k.
Manager L,um!ey said that the local team was
on« of the strci.spsr he has been up against in
the South this spring. Three thousand persons
saw the contest.
F. H E
BreokO] n 00040031 »— IS if
• I Donga .. . 00000«20 1 — » ' 5
Batteries — Rucker. Bell and. Dunn: Basl»»tt9. •••««•
LEHIGH TEAM DEFEATED.
Columbia Doxcns Penr.sijlvanians in
First Lacrosse Game of Season.
\n\ T> Wraph •• The Tritmni?. |
Philadelphia. April 3.— Columbia conquered I.eh;Bh
In the opening lacrosse game of tIM sea.-on here
to-day hy the MOM of 4 to 0. The game was
played in a hard rain.
Columbia's stickwork and genera! all-around team
play wer» very good. Lehfgh did not chow much
team work until after Columbia had scored three
goals in the first half, ar.<l then it wns too late. The
second hair proved excittng. Lehigh"s defensive
playing improving decidedly. The line-up:
el .mijia (4). Position?. L*h!«h .0>
BlaclnteeD . <"*«! Goal's
Mudd Cover point <jwfoiman
Trr. tt First #rfeac« Archer
Ho..' . P*cond defence Luckie
Tou h "; ' Third defence FfclMps
«p«neer Centr* Osborr.9
Krambach Third attack. Rowan
K:M!lch Second attack Mct-oy
Ack?rman First attack T,e»b«-
MrKinley Ouwtde home Haroww
Turpln . . ■ Inside hncne Stsvens
Goal*— Turpln (2). McKlaley. Frarabach. R<-f»re« —
Thaver Stevens iTistuut' Oeal aMe>trm Heiekman and
i allan ' Time of halves— -Twenty-five a.n<l twenty minutes.
Sub«ltut«s for I-ehljrh— Nleson for (>jtr.r Ewinr f.r
Rowan and Ma4er for bMBMK
TWO KEENE ENTBIES UNPLACED.
Derby, Aprlt 3.— The Osmaston Plate, of 350 iov
ereigns, for two-year-olds, distance four furlongs,
iraa run here to-day and won by Sol Joel's Sun
drop. J. Byrne's Tappentlt was second and F.
Hardy's colt by Le Samarltain third. Seventeen
horses ran. Among them were J. R. Keeue's Black
The t'haddesUen Plate, a handicap of ffio sover
eigna, for three-year-<flde and upward, distance six
furlongs, was won by Sir Joiui Robinson's Gnome.
Pesespolr was second and Perslmus third. There
were ten Martere. including J R. Keene's Helmet 11.
ROOT WINS SIX-DAY GEIND.
Atlanta. April Leading hl3 orly rival by a
wheel's length, Eddie Root, of Boston, won the
six-day bicycle race here to-night from Bobby
Walthour. of Atlanta. The three teams that were
on even terms at the cloae of the long grind cov
ered 905 miles and 2 laps.
In the final mile sprint the following rider* took
part: Root, for the team of Root and Fogler;
Walthour, for Walthour and Collins, and Cameron.
for Cameron and Ht«t«n. Cameron was left In the
COLUMBIA BASKETBALL MEN GET 'C"
For the first time in four years the members of
the Columbia basketball team of 190S-'<B h*v« re
ceived the "varsity "C." It fcaa be«n the, custom
at Columbia to limit the 'varatty letter to mem
bers of major "varsity teame— track, baseball and.
crew. The award to the basketball team is a
signal honor. The custom was inaugurated five
years ago. when Columbia first won the inter
collegiate basketball title.
The men who get the "C" are J. J. Ryan. '09;
S Melltzer, *0D; W. Ktmbel, '09; B. P. Cerussi. '09.
and T. Kiendl, U>. The substitutes were given
the usual basketball award, the •<" Inclosing
two small "Bs." The men who received this award
are R V Mahon. "10; C. B. Spencer. *»; M. Lee,
'U, and A. Mendelsohn, 11.
A SEW RILE SI GGESTED.
Would Make College Standing Test
— Tzco Professors Disagree.
PtMdsaaea Judsnn P. Welsh, r»f * Pennsylraai*
State Callers, and Professor A. A. FTagg. «f CIsV
cago T'niv»r»ity t*ke opposing views «r tm* «f ta«
moat knotty problems ttf college athletics, th* imt
t>ur status of th« college man wh«» play» Tl«snsell
with professional or »eini-prAfsssi>>nat nines dUrtM
ihe summer vacation.
"More troubl? has b*«n caused by college be«r«
joining baaahall ateea and playing for mcn»y «m Ha
equivalent during the PsassMS' m«»nrh» than sr all
of the other «ocai'»<l evils of »naa»eur atklatjea,"
r«c-nt'y remarked a well knos:™ edu^»fcr ivbs> la
cloajly Idrntifted with tha Intercolleslats Athietlo
A»soclc*.;lon of tli* U?iite«l t'tatrr. •'>»• ft tha
fundan.. i of the 'ajnat«n»r law' is that osj* who
makes athletic skill a raeans of •arninj: a H»bsa
is a professional. I'ndei this accepted prortsion *U
college men wbo play in minor league* jr on hotel
nhxs duri^s varxrion and rec>*iv« pay for It be
co:n« ineiigjb!- as contestants In Intercol'egiata
Som" colleges perrcit sumTner ba.«ebatl play*"*.
preferring to accept any evils dv* to tola eaa*»
rather tbaa thaajs dxie to attempted but Ineffeetr**
efforts to prevent It. Brown f'mv-rsity and> I>UM
sylva?-. State College have joined the IntercoU*-
ETiate AtlUetJc liiHiiil and ar» now aetivaly
aasisUng in tha sahstloq of this vexatious proaleaa.
Professor Jud3on p. W-iab, of T*r.x.s: ■! . Mia Sdts,
isftssl tiie attitude of hja OsMsa as follows:
I aai greatly interested in tiie work, of tne la
.tercollegiate Athletic Association's -nmittea on.
amateur law aa reg^. <roll*sr« athletics- t do
not know bow long it will take the majority mt
colleges t» g« to it. but I feel positive that th«
day will me when they will all hare one vt*w
of this question. 'lhis will b* based on fnamv
mental educational principles. Colleges are «<ta
catlonal lnstituti not athletic associations.
Athletics is one ef the manifestations of cotlsaia
spirit. Any person who is rightfully a student m
college. no matter what he has been before or
what he may become thereafter, or what he may
do during The tlma he is not studying, recttiag
and attending to college- duties, is an integral p*rt
of ihe college.
His first auty is la maintain good scholar aa:p>
It Is the college's Sni duty to see that ho imm
If he can do tfcia ar.d have some time left for
college jporw, '-'- is rj^ht for him t& engage -la
sports, according to his taste and skill. Ta« day
is coming when intercollegiate contests wUi be>
abolished. In that day every college will fcav-» aa
athletic field large enougii to accommodAta *U
students inc!ir.e«l ro engage in college games, of'
whatever kind they may desire, and contests will
be between classes and college organizations. TJa
til that day arrives, and whi. intercollegiate coa
testa contiirae. no set of rules or dsSnittons fJI
ever be devised that can keep a genuine stndjSKl
from repreoantlna hia college in these eontaats.
Rules a:r.i»d to debar from then bona fld» stu
denta uec<iuse they have at some time earned
money by angaginz in some sport will breed «tte
honesty and tear down standards of seoolarsJMSv
The following definition and rules set forth the»
view* of those who v.-ouM liks to se« acßolarahii*
made the basis of college athletics: .
•'Amateur" <as regards college students) shall
mean a student in full standing in college, takiss
a full four-year course, leading to a degree, saa
who has attended college not leas -aan one. y»*r.
This definition presupposas the following:
A. He must have no conditions whatever— no eja
trance conditions, no other conditions.
B. His standi^ar aa a student must be appro»«<i
by the faculty after he has been ■ M }-ear tn eoU
l*ge. In other words, ha must t» a srphoniora.
r. He must b*» In attendan t!iroaghout tha #n
ttre college year. He> must not drop out at th«
beginning of th« ball season.
I>. A student can represent his colleg* only thre«
years In athletics.
Now, suppose all colleges were on otxch a basis.
the whole vexed question cf ellgribillty wotild b»
settled. No real professional Is likely to boriier
the colleges under such conditions. H» would not
rive up a good position on a lea§u« team t© sa;
isfy entrance requirements and maintain good
standing in college for a year in ordei to take a.
hand, in college athletics. If he sl.cruid enter col
lege under these IlUuns It would be for thsr
purpose of suiting an education. In that «vent '
(who can imagine a ea»eT> he would ceasa ssrwg
a professional ard bsceaaa a student. H« would
then b» entitled to all that belongs to student
life, and his college would be entitled to his r«p
resentation In athletic contests as murh as If ha
had never been a professional
This plan has the advantage of placing all eol
lesßM on tbe same footing. It regulates the e£ert.
not the Individual. It holds out no temptations
to deceive. It does not raise the Question- of pro
fessionalism—whether once a pr->fes»i^nal. a)w*v*
a professional. It shrtts the real professional out
of college: vai the taealty. not tne student body.
Is the gatekeeper. It does r.ot rals* th* question
of summer basebalT. If a stud«r.t can make mor.ev
during vacations by playing ball, he is allowed
the same freedom as the book agent.
Professor A- A. >mg« ci Chsessjs Vnivrrsity.
gtv«« the f«t!owJn^ statement from a potnt OS? rie^»
directly opposed to that of Professor "Welsh:
It must be acknow!ed*<"! tr:.ir the enforcement
of the amateur rule for baseball in our coHegea
has caused our athletic committees more troiibi*
than all the oth»r sports combined. This is due to
the following reason*.
First— Because the earning of money by playin?
baseball du-ing the summer, especially when th»
person wK. earn? it happens to be a worthy fel
low w!io is working his wav through collejaw. enlists
the sympathy of ■i part of our student body avid a.
small minority of our faculty This farorabto
opinion lends sup] to the cause of such baas
ball men as wish to use their skill for gain.
Second— Because the baseball play»rs themselves
have made studied effort to prevent their profe*
sionalism from b*>ing found out. either by playlngj
tinder Sssumed names or by playing in remote)
parts of the eouis ry. or by ostensibly fining busi
ness-positions for which their - arlsa are supposed
to be paid. , . _,
TMrd-B»r»u»# th» failure «f »om«. tnsutuaeaia
to eeforre their rules, w-i*"her from imgerfeet or
ganizat. or from grass) negligence of tbe ash
letic management, has rendered tha work of con
scientious •f! hi^tic committees corresponategrr
Fourth -Becaus* the composition of some ef ou?
ath:etio committee*, consisting of students, alumni
and members of the faculty, is distinctlyunfaTor
s£>> to the enforcement of such rules aa win -wor*
hardship to their teams.
It m-:st"t- also ackncwledged the*, th* «hwt
ment of our eligibility rules has failed more tn c«ij
neetion with baseball than with any otner Una mr
SI Th!s • true bscanas there- are sp many ra»jßf>
portunities for deception »?/ this form of attusUcs.
due to the fact that baseball is played in >housasM—
of cities a::d t.>wn« all over This great coantry.
The American loves to win. and we- are wimngt t«»
pay the price. This creates a wide d«nana_ssg
good bSseball players. ar.d a certain tvp« of coOeg »
pUjer "oner or la'er gets Involved Mqretwrer^y)
managers of these teams. apprec-.ating tn«_ P*"*S™
in which college men are placed, • n<l understanding
that th»v wl" be debarred frrwi their college smssssi
tf tnev ar^known to have played for salary, have
entered into leagues with college oen wh» «rj
willing to hire themselves cnit and protect UNSJ n»
every way they possibly can.
POLO PLAYERS' RATING.
Sir Give Handicap of Nine Goals—'
H. L- Herbert, chairman of the Folo Assoclattsa,
has mSBSjd tbs yearly rating of the players whs) Sjra>
Interested In this brar.ch of sport. No fwwsr than
thirty-four c'.nbs are reyrs»«?nted in lha list, t* say
nothing of the army eluba, and SSI players ar»
ranked from 9 goals to 0.
Flfty-cne players are rated with a handicap *f ♦
goals or better, whll* there are oaiy six at 9. the>
biggest handicap allotted. Of th»se six. trva are
from the Meadow Brook Club, as follows: Foxhail
P. Keen*, J. M. 'Waterbury. Jr.. L. "Watertwry.
Harry Payr. •> Whitney aad Devereujc MUburn. Taa
only "iher maa rated at 9 is 8. L. Agasaiz. of lha
opla. Hunt Club. John E- Cowdtn. who has not
played for two or three years, is ths only man
with a handicap of 8 goals. Thomas Hitchcock. Jr..
is ranked next, with 7. whil« Klngdon Gould. O. W.
Bird and Hugh Prury fellow at J each.
.The tcheaule if the tournament* for th« season
fellows: -yhz-il'^r ;.-"*; .-"* r -
TTssaliwinM M«y « to 15. Coaatrr Club •Jf^«»*«* **l
M*T 17 to 22; PaU»dron A, May S4 to Si. Dwelt. May —
t" »: Greit N«k. May 3l to- June 3; Bryo a«wr, Jun»
7 to 1?- PM'.aJe'.phsa Country Club. June 14 to 1»: ■sasapw
Brtok June 21 to rtO; Roekawmy. July 1 to 17. R-omson.
July IT to 24: Southampton. Ju.y 28 lt> 31; Point J^Jtt^
,Ph«tmrloniihit*i Auf«M 3 t« 14; ■*»#»• A'i«u« t »
14- \VMJcbe«t*r Polo Club. Aon* 18 to 2?: Buffalo. Sep
tember ' 6 to 11: IwiSiam-Myopi*. J^pt.mber * to IS.
NEW INTERCOLLEGIATE RECORD.
Princeton. N J-. April r. - Harvard defeated
Princeton in a dual gun shoot her* to-day, by tha
score of rs to VS. Harvard's score broka tha in
tercollegiate record of 225 birda. twld by Yale.
Faint--; an 3 renovated Mlr» wm; >««■■• tat* aU» ,
eovtr*. *c.. furni»r.«d
Our r«pra«vcta:iv« irtU gJv* yew estla»t«.
Bodies received »n »tor»s«.
flilTtii car* only 'or sal*. ■3*ad for priraa.
FICKLING & CO..
45M— Bryaa*. SM acw *• West 4flth St.
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>V to take cut and i«moa»trate a BraencaM* *o>m»luM ;
r«!Uir«aPt. WU! pey expenses of machine tMt 4 <**»-
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